Brain, Behaviour and Extensionalism

JXStern JXSternChangeX2R at gte.net
Tue Apr 13 14:19:16 EST 2004


On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 19:10:25 GMT, lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net
(Lester Zick) wrote:
>Whether a higher level language has intrinsic significance only
>depends on the interpreter used just as you acknowledge with respect
>to the alphabet and language used. If you have the appropriate
>interpreter in terms of blueprint instructions or turing instructions
>and can follow the directions in those instructions you can build
>whatever the blueprints or bits encode.

Yes, I'm agreeing, already, in case that wasn't clear.

I do want to emphasize just how big an "if" that is, though, as I
think it gets overlooked in a lot of discussions - just as it was
being overlooked in the message you responded to.

J.




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